Series of posts presenting real-life situations about the consequences of dying without a will. This episode: naming minors as beneficiaries to your estate.
Naming Your Estate as Beneficiary It is almost never a good idea to name your estate as a beneficiary of life insurance policy, investment account or qualified plan (for example an IRA, 401(k), qualified annuity). There are several reasons to avoid doing this. Naming your estate as beneficiary will cause those assets to be
Bequests and Gifts to Minors If you are providing for children or grandchildren under 18 years of age, you should never leave them a gift or bequest in their own name. This rule applies not just to bequests in your will but also listing minors on beneficiary forms for life insurance, investment accounts and qualified